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Magazine Island

Beach PATROLLED PATROLLED TODAY
Beach Number:
qld0863
Includes Beaches:
riverway lagoon
State/Region:
QLD Townsville
Post Code:
4810
Length:
0.2km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
1/10 (Least hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
ross river (east)  (1.2km) the strand  (2km) sandfly creek  (2.1km) kissing point  (2.9km) rowes bay  (4.5km)

Beach

Magazine Island is part of the port of Townsville and has been heavily modified by port development. Along the east side of the island, toward the mouth of Ross River, is a narrow, 200 m long strip of sand between the road and the creek. While the creek is used by boats for access to the bay, the beach is not recommended for swimming owing to the tidal flats adjacent to the beach, boat traffic and strong tidal currents in the creek that parallels the beach.

Location

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area Formal parking area
  • Seawall Seawall

Regulation Symbols

    SLSA provides this information as a guide only. Surf conditions are variable and therefore this information should not be relied upon as a substitute for observation of local conditions and an understanding of your abilities in the surf. SLSA reminds you to always swim between the red and yellow flags and never swim at unpatrolled beaches. SLSA takes all care and responsibility for any translation but it cannot guarantee that all translations will be accurate.

     

    PATROL INFORMATION

    Patrol Information
      Mon 08/02 Tue 09/02 Wed 10/02 Thu 11/02 Fri 12/02 Sat 13/02 Sun 14/02
    Riverway Lagoon (Lifeguards)
    09:00
    -
    18:00
    09:00
    -
    18:00
    09:00
    -
    18:00
    09:00
    -
    18:00
    09:00
    -
    20:00
    09:00
    -
    20:00
    09:00
    -
    20:00

    STATISTICS

    July 2015 - June 2016

    Rescues:
    18
    First Aids:
    153
    Preventative Actions:
    4046

    The following organisations contribute to the above totals: Riverway Lagoon (Lifeguards)

    Hazards

    • Irukandji Irukandji
    • Bluebottles Bluebottles
    • Chironex Chironex
    • Crocodiles Crocodiles
    • High Tide Range High Tide Range

    Service Providers

    SLSA provides this information as a guide only. Surf conditions are variable and therefore this information should not be relied upon as a substitute for observation of local conditions and an understanding of your abilities in the surf. SLSA reminds you to always swim between the red and yellow flags and never swim at unpatrolled beaches. SLSA takes all care and responsibility for any translation but it cannot guarantee that all translations will be accurate.

    WEATHER

    Sat, 13 Feb 07:30 pm

    TOWNSVILLE (5 km)


    Clear.
    27.90 °C
    N/9 km/h
    Wind

    Weather information
    SatSunMonTueWedThu
    34° 26° 32° 26° 33° 27° 33° 27° 33° 27° 33° 27°

    WATER

    29

    Issued at Sat, 13 Feb 14:04

    SWELL FORECAST

    Saturday
    Sunday
    Monday
    Tuesday
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • S
      7 km/h
      0.2m
    • E
      15 km/h
      0.5m
    • SSW
      5 km/h
      0.4m
    • WNW
      10 km/h
      0.4m
    • WNW
      6 km/h
      0.4m
    • SW
      9 km/h
      0.5m
    • SW
      6 km/h
      0.4m
    • SE
      8 km/h
      0.4m

    Townsville issued at Fri, 12 Feb 23:54

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    Today's Swell Description
    Wind:
    South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots with inshore afternoon east to northeasterly sea breezes.
    Swell:
    Below 0.5 metres.
    Seas:
    breezes.
    Weather:
    Mostly sunny. 30% chance of a shower.

    UV INDEX

    14



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    TODAY'S TIDE

    • High
      00:16
      2.78m
    • Low
      06:28
      1.43m
    • High
      12:36
      2.94m
    • Low
      20:01
      1.33m

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    Townsville issued at Sat, 13 Feb 00:00

    WARNINGS

    TODAY'S RADAR

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